Tag Archive: Phone


Alexa Cast lets you send your Amazon Music playlist to Alexa devices from your phone

Have an Alexa-powered device around the house? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon announced today a new feature called Alexa Cast which will allow users to control what’s playing on their Alexa device from their smartphone.

For the time being, Alexa Cast works only with the Amazon Music app in order to let you play, pause and rewind songs, all from your Android and iOS device.

Once users update the app on their phone, they should notice a  [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

Phones keep getting better for cheaper. Why not take advantage of that?

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. Everybody loves a sleek flagship phone, but not everybody can or should spend the money on one — they’re just overkill for some people’s needs.

A lot of people just want a phone for casual gaming, social media, or photography, and  [Read More…]

Huawei phone owners can no longer download VLC from the Google Play Store

VideoLAN, the developer of popular VLC media player, has recently taken the drastic measure of preventing Huawei phones from acessing its app from the Google Play Store.

VideoLAN says it has taken this step due to the way Huawei phones handle background apps. The maker of VLC explains that Huawei software will prevent any apps from running in the background unless there are its own. This, in turn, hurts the overall VLC experience on mobile.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile phones  [Read More…]

How to upgrade and downgrade your Samsung Galaxy phone

Know what you’re getting into before you flash firmware to your Samsung phone.

Android updates are all the rage it seems. Everyone wants one as soon as they hear about it, and waiting for a phone maker like Samsung and any carrier that has weaseled its way into the mix is never fun. Even when it finally comes out, a lot of people hate something about it and want to go back.

It’s frustrating when our phone  [Read More…]

Essential Phone updated with latest Android P Beta

Essential continues to stay in step with Google when it comes to Android updates. While other phones participating in the Android P developer preview program typically have to wait for the manufacturer to adapt the latest release from Google to their phones, Essential releases its versions on the same day.

Today is one of those days! Google has released the latest version of Android P, dubbed Developer Preview 5 and Essential releases its own adaptation dubbed Android P Beta 3 just  [Read More…]

Can I use my old SD card on a new phone?

SD cards aren’t tied to any particular device, but the files on them might be. Just clean ’em up!

SD cards are fairly cheap. That’s part of the reason they get used so much. But if you have a new-ish one, especially an expensive high-capacity card, and you switch phones, you’ll probably want to reuse it. I don’t blame ya one bit, and all you really need to do is clean them up a little and they  [Read More…]

Speed up your Android phone with these eight essential tips

Remember back when you first got your Android phone? You were so excited, and it ran so smoothly you could hardly believe it. Now, as time has passed, the device has slowed down considerably, to the point that it’s annoying. What should you do? Start looking for a new phone already? Not so fast!

See Also How to stop apps from automatically updating 5 free Android icon packs we’re in love with right now You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how  [Read More…]

Nokia 3.1 review: A great small budget phone with performance problems

Nokia nails the core hardware and features, but comes up short in specs and performance.

We often talk about “cheap” Android phones in reference to devices like the Moto G6, which typically cost about $ 225. But many people don’t even want to break the $ 200 barrier when they’re looking for a phone, whether it’s because they just broke their flagship device and don’t want to spend $ 800 again, or they simply don’t want to  [Read More…]

Are screen protectors for your phone worth it?

A little protection never hurt anyone.

When it comes to protecting your phone, the two go-to accessories are often cases and screen protectors.

There are a variety of cases ranging from super-slim ones to heavy-duty options, and with screen protectors, you have your choice between a plastic film or tempered glass.

Using both of these at once is the ultimate way to protect your device, but if you’re already using a case that comes up over the  [Read More…]

Nokia X5 is the latest Android phone to sport a notch

We’ve seen quite a few Android phones come to market with a display notch this year, and today another such device was made official.

Meet the Nokia X5, which features a 5.86-inch 1520×720 display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. It’s also packing a dual rear camera setup with one 13MP main sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor to give your photos an artsy bokeh look, and there’s an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture around  [Read More…]